Cranial Facial Release (CFR)

Cranial Facial Release (CFR)

Cranial Facial Release Manchester

Cranial Facial Release (CFR) is an advanced endo-nasal “Balloon Assisted” cranial adjusting technique that has been used quite successfully in the treatment of various neurological and structural disorders.

The objective of CFR technique is to unlock cranial fixations and induce mobility in the cranial system - primarily targeting the sphenoid bone (part of the skull), with the purpose of facilitating normal cranial respiratory motion and normal cranial function.

This means that using a technique through the nose into that nasal passageway we can adjust the bones of the skull to unlock fixed joints and to aid with certain breathing difficulties.

It is a specialized technique that was derived from an earlier form of endo-nasal cranial adjusting called Bilateral Nasal Specific (BNS) pioneered by chiropractor Richard Stober in the 1960's and 70's. CFR was originated by Dr. Adam Del Torto, DC and is an offshoot of BNS, but is much more specific and much less invasive.





How it works

To understand how CFR works, it is important to realize that the skull is NOT one solid bone. It is made up of 22 individual bones that actually move every time you breathe – or at least they are supposed to.

But cranial (skull) fixations are a common occurrence and often times the root cause of many chronic neurological conditions and recurrent pain syndromes that don’t respond to conventional chiropractic adjusting procedures.

Frequent causes of cranial fixations are things like head trauma, birth trauma, uneven bite force (TMJ disorder), bruxism, etc., yet these conditions can be difficult to treat with regular chiropractic alone.



Sick of sinus issues? Want to stop snoring? CFR is here to help.

In the US CFR is more widely available however comes at considerable cost. With treatments varying from $2000-$3000. Dr George wanted to make CFR treatment not only available but much more affordable.

CFR costs just £500 and includes and full consultation, history of the issue, and covers the full course of treatment with up to 4 sessions.

The Treatment

This technique is performed by inserting a tiny balloon into the nose (specifically the naso pharynx) that is quickly inflated to mobilize the bones of the face and cranium (skull). It is a very fast procedure and feels similar to the sensation of jumping into a swimming pool and having water shoot up your nose – it isn’t exactly painful, but not the most comfortable sensation either – but it’s quick! The whole process takes about 3 to 5 seconds, and is performed in a series of 4 individual treatments over a 7-10 day period.

The majority of people who come in for CFR treatment are often last resort patients who have been through a range of conventional medical procedures without success, and are looking for a more conservative alternative approach to care that is cost effective and works!

What is CFR used for?

  • sinusitis
  • snoring
  • sleep apnea
  • deviated septum
  • vertigo
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia (facial pain)
  • Bell’s Palsy (facial paralysis)
  • TMJ disorder · Post-Concussion Syndrome

It has also been used successfully in the treatment of infants with craniometaphyseal dysplasia (infantile skull deformities) and hydrocephalus.


Dr George

George Balomenos Chiropractor

Sick of sinus issues? Want to stop snoring? CFR is here to help.

In the US CFR is more widely available however comes at considerable cost. With treatments varying from $2000-$3000. Dr George wanted to make CFR treatment not only available but much more affordable. CFR costs just £500 and includes and full consultation, history of the issue, and covers the full course of treatment with up to 4 sessions.